Declining performance is specifically the result of poor name selection. That is the whole story. All momentum has been lost. The only way it will be regained (regardless of market direction), is to host an auction characterized by ONLY good domains and the noticeable absence of poor names. This formula must be deliberately honored over and over again to generate renewed interest.Originally posted by salecenter
I just think they had the wrong group of people to sell to and the wrong names
So how do you consistently receive high quality name submissions (which is the fuel that runs the engine)? Make it your mission to treat submitters as partners, and reflect that in the contract that you offer them. The venues are fine, the auctioneer is fine, the press releases are fine. The pivot point is 1. excellent names, 2. rededicate to building relationships with quality name holders, 3. totally change the contract (which in it's current form informs submitters thay they are regarded as dumb a**es and that they are not valued whatsoever).